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					                                       Dialogue #1 – atlantic
       St. John’s, Newfoundland | Monday, April 12, 2010 | 4:30-8pm


agenda
4:30–5:30pm – Public Reception, Lower Atrium, Inco Innovation Centre, Memorial University
5:30-8:00pm – Dialogue, Room 2001, Inco Innovation Centre, Memorial University


5:30pm                                        6:25
Welcome Remarks: Memorial University          Panellists/Discussants
of Newfoundland and Dr. Victor Ling,          Public / Patient - Ms Pam Bowman, NB,                 “I want to set an example
TFRI President and Scientific Director        & Mr. Geoff Eaton, NL
Special Remarks - Mrs. Betty Fox              Health Professional - Dr. Pierre Whitlock,                   that will never be forgotten.”
                                              Dr. Leon Richard Oncology Center, NB
                                                                                                     Terry Fox, April 26th, 1980, Day 15 of the Marathon of Hope
                                              Health System / Economist -
5:37
                                              Mr. Chris Skedgel, Dalhousie University, NS
Dialogue Overview -
Dr. Michael Johnston, TFRI Atlantic
Node Leader, Dalhousie University, NS,        6:34
and Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, TFRI Senior          co-Moderator led Q & a                                                                                                                            Pan-canadian Dialogue Series
Advisor, BC (Dialogue Co-chairs)
                                              6:49
Session 1: three core issues                  core issue #3:
for atlantic canada                           The Science Behind Cancer Care -
                                              Dr. Geoff Porter, Dalhousie University, NS                                                                                 cancer: let’s get Personal
5:42                                          (Session Lead)
Co-Moderators Remarks - Dr. Verna                                                                                                                                        Patient-Centered Care in a
Skanes, NL and Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, BC
                                              6:56                                                                                                                       Personalized Treatment World
                                              Panellists/Discussants
5:47                                          Public / Patient - Mr. Eric MacEwan, PEI
core issue #1: Cancer Care and Popula-        Health Professional - Dr. Stewart Rorke,
tion Health - Dr. Louise Parker, Dalhousie    Eastern Health Authority, NL
University, NS (Session Lead)                 Health System / Economist - Dr. Eshwar
                                              Kumar, New Brunswick Cancer Network
5:54
Panellists/Discussants                        7:05
Public / Patient - Ms Krista Wilkins, NB      c0-Moderator led Q & a
Health Professional-
                                                                                                                                                             visit
Dr. Donna Murnaghan, UPEI                                                                                                                                  www.tfri.ca
                                              Session 2:
Health Care Ethicist -Dr. Chris Kaposy, MUN
                                              System Preparedness for change

6:03                                          7:20                                          TFRI hopes to set an example for                                                                        eVent FunDing PaRtneRS:
co-Moderator led Q & a                        Presentation - Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, BC
                                                                                                    effective translational research.
6:18                                          7:35
core issue #2:
Cancer Care and the Health System -
                                              C0-Moderator Led Q & A
                                                                                            thank you!
Dr. Kara Laing, Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer                                                  We wish to express our sincere thanks to all who have contributed to
                                              7:50                                          and supported tonight’s important dialogue. A special thank you to our
Centre, NL (Session Lead)
                                              closing Remarks -                             Atlantic Summit co-host, The Government of Newfoundland & Labrador,
                                              co-Moderators, Dr. Victor ling                and to Memorial University for its generous support.
Dr. Michael Johnston   Dr. Simon Sutcliffe   Dr. Verna Skanes    Dr. Louise Parker     Ms Krista Wilkins   Dr. Chris Kaposy      Dr. Donna Murnaghan   Dr. Kara Laing        Ms Pam Bowman         Mr. Geoff Eaton   Dr. Pierre Whitlock      Mr. Chris Skedgel     Dr. Geoff Porter    Mr. Eric MacEwan      Dr. Eshwar Kumar




meet our dialogue participants
Dialogue co-chaiRS anD co-MoDeRatoRS                                                                              Dr. Donna Murnaghan, Panellist                                                                                     sclerosis, anti-thrombotic prophylaxis following orthopaedic surgery, maternal influenza
                                                                                                                  Dr. Donna Murnaghan is an associate professor in the School of Nursing and principal                               vaccination and adjuvant therapies in breast cancer. Prior to this position he was senior
Dr. Michael Johnston, Co-Chair                                                                                    investigator for the Comprehensive School Health Research (CSHR) Group at the University                           research analyst at the Population Health Research Unit (PHRU) where he was responsible
Dr. Michael Johnston is currently a professor of thoracic surgery in the Department of                            Prince Edward Island. She has completed her PhD at the Faculty of Medicine at the                                  for the analysis of large health administrative databases.
Surgery at Dalhousie University. He is TFRI’s Atlantic Node Leader and a member of the                            University of Helsinki, Finland. Since 1978 Dr. Murnaghan has taught a diverse range of
TFRI Executive. Dr. Johnston is interested in the fields of thoracic oncology and lung cancer                     topics - nursing fundamentals, advanced nursing practice, leadership, communication
research. He is a co-investigator for the TFRI Early Detection Lung Cancer Study, heading                         theory, chronic illness, cancer and research. Dr. Murnaghan also has an active school                              coRe iSSue #3: the Science BehinD the canceR caRe
up the Halifax-based study at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Johnston’s other                               health research program with the development of the CSHR Group in 2003. The group
research interests include targeting strategies for cancer therapies, cancer model systems                        conducts policy relevant research that significantly contributes to healthy school                                 Dr. Geoff Porter, Lead
and mesothelioma, a cancer of the chest cavity linked to asbestos exposure.                                       environments that promote optimum health of youth.                                                                 Dr. Porter received his medical degree from Queen’s University, with a subsequent master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of medical sciences (epidemiology) from the University of Alberta. He completed his
Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, Co-Chair and Co-Moderator                                                                                                                                                                                       general surgery residency at the University of Alberta and a fellowship in surgical oncology
A senior advisor with the Terry Fox Research Institute, Dr. Simon Sutcliffe is currently                          coRe iSSue #2: canceR anD the health SySteM                                                                        at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Currently at Dalhousie University, Dr.
chair of the board for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. He previously served                                                                                                                                                 Porter is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery and the Department of
as the president of the BC Cancer Agency. He received the Terry Fox Award from the                                Dr. Kara Laing, Lead                                                                                               Community Health and Epidemiology, and currently holds the Gibran and Jamile Ramia
Canadian Medical Association in 2009 for his involvement in the development of cancer                             Dr. Kara Laing is a medical oncologist at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in St.                             Chair in Surgical Oncology Research. Dr. Porter has several research interests, broadly
control strategies both in Canada and worldwide. Dr. Sutcliffe is also noted for his notable                      John’s, Newfoundland and an associate professor with the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial                           categorized as health services research related to cancer surgery. In 2006, he was
contributions in the field of lymphoma treatment.                                                                 University of Newfoundland. Her clinical practice involves the treatment of patients with                          appointed the head of the Capital Health Cancer Care Program.
                                                                                                                  malignancies of the breast and brain. She is currently the clinical chief for the Cancer
Dr. Verna Skanes, Co-Moderator                                                                                    Care Program, and the head of the Provincial Systemic Therapy Program. Dr. Laing is also                           Eric MacEwan, Panellist
Dr. Verna Skanes retired in 1999 as assistant dean for research and graduate studies                              involved in clinical breast cancer research and is a principal investigator in numerous clinical                   Eric McEwen is a well-known broadcaster of East Coast Music and hosts a weekly show
and professor of immunology in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of                                  trials. She is involved in the teaching of both undergraduate and postgraduate medical                             syndicated around the Maritimes. He is a founding director of the East Coast Music
Newfoundland. She is currently a consultant in areas related to health research, research                         students including clinical skills instruction.                                                                    Awards and is currently writing an autobiography which coincides with the rise of East
strategy, ethics and policy. Dr. Skanes has served on various not-for-profit and private                                                                                                                                             Coast Music artists during his lifetime. From PEI, he is also a cancer survivor who lived in
boards including Canadian Blood Services, Clinical Trials Atlantic Corporation, and Memorial                      Ms Pam Bowman, Panellist                                                                                           a hospital for four-and-a-half months, unable to eat or drink and was fed by machine, as
University Medical Research Foundation. She is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of                       Pam Bowman is a 14-year breast cancer survivor, and also a cancer widow, so she has been                           cancer ravaged his stomach. After chancing upon a clinical trial for a new cancer drug, the
the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation and of the Newfoundland Quarterly.                                              involved in cancer treatment from a couple of different perspectives. She is past president                        cancer suddenly disappeared and he is now in good health.
                                                                                                                  of ‘tit Bateau, southeast New Brunswick’s breast cancer survivor dragon boat team, and is
                                                                                                                  now the team’s coach. Along with her team she enters the Run for the Cure each year, and                           Dr. Stewart Rorke, Panellist
coRe iSSue #i: canceR anD PoPulation health                                                                       also is involved with the Relay for Life and Curl for Cancer. She participated in a five-year                      Info / bio unavailable at press time.
                                                                                                                  clinical trial for femara (letrazole) and is now taking part in a follow-up trial for the same
Dr. Louise Parker, Lead                                                                                           drug. A former school music teacher, she is now a semi-retired United Church minister.                             Dr. Eshwar Kumar, Panellist
Dr. Louise Parker is a principal investigator for Atlantic Path, a professor of pediatrics and                                                                                                                                       Dr. Eshwar Kumar is the Co-CEO of the New Brunswick Cancer Network, a division of
medicine at Dalhousie University and is research director for Cancer Care Nova Scotia. She is                     Mr. Geoff Eaton, Panellist                                                                                         the New Brunswick Department of Health. A graduate of St John’s Medical College at
also the chair of the Nova Scotia division of population cancer research with the Canadian                        Geoff is a two-time cancer survivor and the founder and executive director of Young Adult                          Bangalore University, India, he obtained his Fellowship in Radiotherapy and Oncology
Cancer Society. Her major research interests include investigating causes of childhood                            Cancer Canada. Responsible for the strategic direction of the organization, Geoff has                              from the Royal College of Radiologists, London, UK in 1982. He has been practicing as
cancer, cancer outcomes and lifelong influences on adult health. She chairs the board of                          first-hand experience attending support groups with people who are closer in age to his                            a Radiation Oncologist in Saint John, New Brunswick since 1984 with a special interest
the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute and is a member of the Institute Advisory                           grandparents than to him. As a result, he recognizes that Young Adult Cancer Canada’s                              in the management of breast cancer, lymphomas, GU cancer and thyroid cancer. He
Board for CIHR. She is also involved with the Cancer Research Institute and the Public Health                     vision is important and essential for young adults dealing with cancer.                                            has been an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society for over sixteen years
Agency of Canada national surveillance program for cancer in young people in Canada.                                                                                                                                                 and was the President of the New Brunswick division from 2007 to 2009. His enduring
                                                                                                                  Dr. Pierre Whitlock, Panellist                                                                                     interest is ensuring that the quality of care and services provided to all those affected
Ms Krista Wilkins, Panellist                                                                                      Dr. Pierre Whitlock is certified by the American Board of Hematology and Medical Oncology                          by cancer is of the highest calibre. He has devoted his professional career and all his
Born and raised in New Brunswick, Krista Wilkins is a two-time cancer survivor. She has                           and holds a degree from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. After                              volunteer time towards achieving this goal.
been involved in the Terry Fox Run in various capacities since 1990, most recently as                             completing his pharmaceutical training at the Université de Montréal, he worked in the
chair of the Fredericton Terry Fox Run. Ms Wilkins is a lecturer in the Faculty of Nursing,                       pharmaceutical industry before pursuing his undergraduate education with a specialty in
University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and she is completing her doctoral studies in                          internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He opened his hematology and medical
cancer control at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Ms. Wilkins’ doctoral research
focuses on cancer survivors’ risk of developing a second cancer.
                                                                                                                  oncology practice in Moncton in 1998. Dr. Whitlock is also a professor of clinical medicine
                                                                                                                  associated with the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Sherbrooke as well as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Our thanks to all for your
Dr. Chris Kaposy, Panellist
                                                                                                                  Université de Moncton. He currently collaborates in a dozen oncology research protocols.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          participation in tonight’s dialogue!
Chris Kaposy is an assistant professor of health care ethics in the Faculty of Medicine at                        Mr. Chris Skedgel, Panellist
Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a clinical ethicist with Eastern Health. He has                          Chris has a joint appointment as a lecturer with the Department of Medicine, Dalhousie
a research interest in public health ethics and the conflict, often found in health care,                         University and Research Health Economist with the Capital District Health Authority in
between the need to promote the common good and the need to respect the individual                                Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has conducted or contributed to a number of economic evaluations
wishes of patients.                                                                                               across a diverse range of health technologies, including disease-modifying drugs in multiple

				
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